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Managing Editorial Team Member - Disney Publishing

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 860490BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Oct. 15, 2021

Job Summary:

This posting is a talent pool for upcoming roles within Consumer Products, Games & Publishing.

From toys to apparel, books to games, and much more, Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing (CPGP) brings our company’s products, through stories and characters, to markets worldwide. With a portfolio of renowned franchises including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, 20CS and National Geographic, our efforts to deliver innovative and experiential products, designed to entertain and inspire, is industry leading and category shaping.

The Managing Editorial team member manages the editorial, design, and copyediting workflow for Disney Publishing Worldwide Books, ensuring that all books hit their release dates. He/she also serves as a liaison between editorial, marketing, publicity, and sales, ensuring that the reps are supplied sales material for all books in a timely manner.


  • Oversees the editorial and design development of DPW books by managing and prioritizing schedules, and setting and tracking dates; works closely with the Editorial Director, the editorial team to create book schedules and prioritize weekly workflow

  • Runs weekly production/development meetings in which projects—including obstacles and solutions—are reviewed and discussed. Communicates regular reminders to editors, photo editors, and designers of weekly priorities; maintains and distributes scheduling reports

  • Maintains schedules and updates in PUBS; generates title reports as requested or required; informs editorial, sales, marketing, and publicity of pub list changes

  • Coordinates the review and approval of digital bluelines; approves final digital proofs

  • Meets with sales and marketing on a regular basis to determine sales material needs; informs editors and designers of deadlines for sales and marketing materials; keeps sales and marketing informed of changes in sales material delivery dates

  • With operations, coordinates collection of information for Print-Bind and Spec Lock

  • Oversees the correct use and placement of ISBNs, printer codes, bar codes, pricing, branding; acts as liaison with Legal on questions of copyright, trademark, branding, permissions; researches book publishing standards; with Operations, ensures adherence to distributor's guidelines for bar codes, pricing, etc.

  • Attends regular business meetings to support needs of Editorial Director and the editorial team

  • Completes various administrative tasks, including the preparation and submission of LOC Cataloguing-in-Publication applications, and other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills and strong copyediting and proofreading skills required

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to work with digital documents—using Word, Excel, and Adobe software—and database applications

  • Collaborative spirit and strong interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in publishing, preferably in children’s and/or young adult books; knowledge of publishing workflow

Preferred Education

  • College degree preferred

Additional Information:

Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at


About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Publishing Worldwide, which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Publishing Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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